Boy walks to school on his hands

On September 21, 2012, in Asia, Heroes & Rescues, Home & Work, by Weird

A 10-year-old Chinese boy has been walking to and from school on his hands every day for the last four years.

Yan Yuhong, of Jiaba village in China’s Hubei Province, was left partially paralyzed by a childhood illness.

He initially crawled to get around but learnt to walk on his hands when he was just four-years-old.

Yan has to get up much earlier than his classmates – as his journey takes him an hour-and-a-half each way.

He can also get about with crutches but says he can walk much faster on his hands.

His father is also disabled, leaving his mother as the sole bread-winner, but Yan is determined to finish his schooling.

“I don’t want to quit,” he said. “I want to study hard, and support myself in the future.”

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A learner motorcyclist died in Houston, Texas, Friday after his bike hit a wall on the fifth floor of a parking garage and he was thrown off the structure.

A friend was teaching the man how to ride a motorcycle when he hit the accelerator by mistake, police say.

The 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The friend who was giving the lesson walked alongside the man on the bike and told him to apply the brakes, police said.

The friend told police that the rider accidentally hit the accelerator and he was catapulted over the wall.

The investigation continues.

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This story proves that the old adage is wrong – you can teach an old dog new tricks!

For 91 years, James Henry, a lifelong fisherman, did not know how to read and write.

Now 98, the Mystic, Connecticut man has changed that and penned a memoir full of short stories.

Henry said it was his ambition to learn since he was young, but life’s obstacles always got in the way.

“I felt so ashamed that I couldn’t read or anything like that, but I covered myself pretty good in certain respects. I had to because I didn’t know what to do,” Henry said.

Although he sought his wife’s help several years ago, she was too sick to teach him to read at the time.

After her death, Henry’s granddaughters encouraged him to start learning again and were able to get help from the Literacy Volunteers of Eastern Connecticut.

His granddaughters weren’t the only ones to push him toward his goal of literacy.

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